races and such
Next weekend I’ll be participating in the Black Cat 20 mile race. For the last few months, two girlfriends and I have been increasing our mileage each Saturday. We topped off at 17 miles. We attempted 18 miles last weekend but only made it for 16 due to the insane wind. My “training” has basically consisted of one long run and maybe 1-2 other short runs during the week. I’m telling you, my workout habits went to shit. Anyways, I still feel confident going into next weekends race.
Remember when I bought new sneaks last month? They’ve been a disaster for my foot and ankle causing pain for day’s post long run. I finally exchanged them yesterday for a more supportive shoe so hopefully the pain will decrease and I’ll be good to go.
Our long runs have been mostly successful despite the wind, snow, ice, etc. Two weekends ago during out longest run, I noticed a rip in my (awesome and expensive) running pants. I became obsessed with the hole and couldn’t stop touching it. Suddenly….. RIP…..my pants ripped all the way from my upper thigh to mid calf. OMG, it was freezing and we still had 5 miles to go. Never mind that my cooter was 2 inches away from being visible. Luckily the pants held up and kept my vagine safe and sound.
The bad news is that EMS no longer sells these incredible pants, even though they were just purchased in December. Too bad so sad.
We’ve also decided to participate in the Boston Marathon. Don’t yell at me but we’re running as Bandits. I won’t be using any of their resources and will probably be a slow turtle at the end of the pack. I did attempt to join a fundraising team but all spots were taken. We’re pretty excited but I’m terrified of getting my ass beat. Anyone else running as a bandit?
*What workout clothes could you not live without?